Ryker was wonderful getting on and off the trailer from AU. He was calm and quiet getting off the trailer, calm enough to get his feet done immediately! He now has shiny new kicks (thank you Patrick Fargnoli!), and has done some intensive exploring! We went up with his "big brother" (my personally owned, certified OTTB babysitter, training level eventer, old man, Gus). Ryker was better than I could have ever imagined. He was calm, forward, and responsive; willing to lead, follow, bushwhack, leave Gus, and be left behind. We also did our first mini cross country course, composed of small logs! He was excellent, took one bobble to figure out what I wanted, and he was game! Jumping the first and moving forward after looking for the next log. What a good race horse!! Can't wait to get him home and take him to a real course!
In other news, I'm trying to think of a new show name for Ryker! Anyone out there have any fun ideas?